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Welcome to STEAM Museum – A First Class Day Out

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway is housed in a beautifully restored Grade II listed railway building in the heart of the former Swindon railway works. Located right next to Swindon's Designer Outlet, the Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See famous locomotives, ‘drive’ our train simulator and even work the signals in our interactive GWR signal box! 



Mon-Sat: 10.00am - 5.00pm 

Sun: 11.00am - 4.00pm     

Museum Café   

Mon-Sat: 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Sun: 11.00am - 3.45pm

*Except 24, 25 and 26 December


Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Tuesday, 24 - Thursday, 26 December - Closed
Friday, 27 December (10.00am - 5.00pm)
Saturday, 28 December (10.00am - 5.00pm)
Sunday, 29 December (11.00am - 4.00pm)
Monday, 30 December (10.00am - 5.00pm)
Tuesday, 31 December (10.00am - 5.00pm)

Wednesday, 1 January 2020 (11.00 - 4.00pm)
Thursday, 2 - Saturday, 4 January 2020 (10.00am - 5.00pm)
Sunday, 5 January 2020 (11.00am - 4.00pm)

(Please note: STEAM will be closed 6 - 10 January for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.)



*Important Notice*

On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January, we will be welcoming the Great Western Wedding Show in to STEAM. This spectacular 2-day event will feature over 60 exhibitors throughout the Museum, in addition to gorgeous inspiration zones, demonstrations, live entertainment, and so much more!

Please note that  many Museum exhibits may not be accessible due to exhibitor stalls set up around the Museum and we would advise general visitors to consider an alternative date to visit STEAM to avoid disappointment.

Please see the Museum's Bag Policy


STEAM Bespoke Photo Gifts